Language and situation language varieties and their social contexts by Gregory, Michael

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Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul in London, Boston .

Written in English

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  • Language and languages -- Variation,
  • Sociolinguistics

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Bibliography: p. [107]-113.

Book details

StatementMichael Gregory and Susanne Carroll.
SeriesLanguage and society
ContributionsCarroll, Susanne, joint author.
LC ClassificationsP120.V37 G7
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 113 p. ;
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4559228M
ISBN 10071008756X, 071008773X
LC Control Number77030482

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